For Immediate Release: August 28, 2018
Media Contact: Michael A. Ward - 916-654-4989


Energy Commission Workshop Examines Impact of Climate Change

The California Energy Commission presents a public discussion on how climate-related risks may impact energy and transportation in California.

Panelists will discuss how subsidence in the Delta threatens natural gas infrastructure, how sea level rise threatens coastal roadways, and how extreme weather will create higher peak demand for energy.

The discussion stems from California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment released earlier this week. The assessment is a compilation of new science and planning tools to support California’s continued leadership on actions to address climate change and safeguard the state’s people, economy and resources.

The workshop will focus on how the energy sector is adapting to climate change and how extreme weather demands additional planning.

The workshop agenda is available on the Energy Commission website.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, August 30
Warren-Alquist State Energy Building
1516 9th Street
Robert B. Weisenmiller, California Energy Commission
Keali’i Bright, California Natural Resources Agency
Fran Inman, California Transportation Commission
Julie Kalansky, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Patrick Barnard, United States Geological Survey
Juliette Finzi Hart, United States Geological Survey
Maximilian Auffhammer, University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin Brooks, United States Geological Survey
John Radke, University of California, Berkeley

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About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. It has seven core responsibilities: advancing state energy policy, encouraging energy efficiency, certifying thermal power plants, investing in energy innovation, developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, and preparing for energy emergencies.